A partnership between Semtech Corporation and Exeger, a maker of completely customizable solar cells, has been established.
The businesses are improving the battery life of asset tracking and environmental sensing devices by fusing Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar cell technology with Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset management platform.
In order to pinpoint a position, Semtech’s LoRa Edge scans GNSS satellites and Wi-Fi SSIDs and divides the processing between IoT devices and the LoRa Cloud. The Powerfoyle by Exeger is adaptable, robust, and easily incorporated into any electronic gadget. All types of light are converted by solar cell technology to provide energy to charge and power gadgets.
To establish a new benchmark for environmentally benign platforms for the IoT industry, Semtech’s LoRa Edge chip-to-Cloud platform combines the Powerfoyle material into IoT sensors. Both indoor and outdoor asset tracking will be among the new solar-powered tracking applications that will result from the fusion of these two technologies.
“Coupling the benefits of Powerfoyle with the ultra-low power capabilities of Semtech’s LoRa devices will provide IoT applications with an extended or even unlimited battery life,” says Dr. Oscar Hemberg, chief product integration officer at Exeger, in a press release. “Together, we move one step closer to energy independence through more sustainable products powered with clean, endless energy.”
“LoRa devices enable smart IoT applications that help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet,” says Marc Pégulu, vice president and general manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech and Exeger’s collaboration will enable manufacturers to develop IoT devices leveraging new energy harvesting technology for a smarter and more sustainable future.”